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Disappearing Bumblebee

• arclein
Bumble bees, like honey bees, are important pollinators of native plants and are used to pollinate greenhouse crops like peppers and tomatoes. But colonies of Bombus occidentalis used for greenhouse pollination began to suffer from disease problems in the late 1990s and companies stopped rearing them. Populations of other bumble bee species are also believed to be in decline.

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Comment by James Arft
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If pesticides are killing the bees why is Arclein so optomistic of the long term via use of crickets to replace the bees?  Why does he overlook the obvious? 

This does not call for optimisim.  It calls for reigning in ecosystem polluters who get short term gain and leave the rest of us in trouble.  Those who tinker with nature and cause harm need pay the price.  Let them fix it or pay damages.


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